I totally get the exit number scheme and it works quite well when I'm in unfamiliar territory, but in and around the city where I've been driving the last couple of decades (ugh, am I that old?) street names are permanently burned into the neurons and require no translation to location in the grey matter between the ears and I can instantly pinpoint where I am in my virtual map inside my head and take corrective actions to avoid the traffic without having to do any math in my head
I have the Waze app, but usually just turned it on and tossed the phone into the coin tray and let it collect points during my morning commute but I will admit that it was pretty good at routing you around the bad portions of traffic when needed. I wonder if there will ever be a Waze app for the Uconnect?
It's interesting to note that I had to drive down the hill last night to help my girlfriends daughter with her car and I voice activated the navigation for directions to her location, well, because I could
and while driving, the navigation girl would tell me there was traffic between University and Orange on US10 and between Baseline and Greenspot on US210. For those of you in Inland Empire, you know that I'm over in the Redlands area and that this is always a busy area at quitting time but I was baffled as to why I was getting street names and occasionally given exit numbers along the route. I didn't pay much attention to the exit numbers so cannot tell you the names of these street exits.
I thought that this might be caused by these streets not having an exit number but a quick trip over to maps.google.com and I can see that they have exit numbers posted on the freeway exits so that theory doesn't wash so my next one is to see if the exit number correlate to the size of the side streets that the exit numbers refer to during the navigation portion of the drive. I'm going to be researching this a bit during my commute and ses if I can find any correlation and why navigation sometimes says exit number and sometimes says street name.
Of course I can always ask jeep.com for an answer and see what they say.